Last year Park City ski patrollers unionized. Now it’s the lifties’ and electricians’ turn.
Last winter a ski-patrollers union in Park City, Utah, made headlines for its standoff against Vail Resorts over wages. The dust has since settled on negotiations, but the conversations they sparked about what ski-industry workers deserve may just be getting started.
Anyone driving an OHV on public lands in the state will need to complete a free online program
The eight-mile gondola connecting Salt Lake City to Alta and Snowbird would be the longest in the world
The suit seeks return Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to their diminished, Trump-era boundaries
Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.
Forget Zion and Canyonlands; this desert gem has something for every hiker among the hoodoos and bristlecone pines
“Um, don’t do drugs kids (and don’t start spiders on fire during a drought),” Utah governor Spencer Cox tweeted Tuesday
Tim Neville has been around the world and back again, and as good travelers do, he’s made sure to try the local cuisine at every stop. So we asked him to write about his favorite meals—and how you can try them, too.
This amazing 1,453-mile trip starts in Salt Lake City
Patagonia, REI, The North Face, and Others Say They Won’t Attend Outdoor Retailer if It Moves to Utah
Citing Utah's record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement today protesting Outdoor Retailer's potential move to Salt Lake City
A day out on the slopes doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. You just need to know where and when to go.
Europe has always had something America doesn’t: an Alpine ski route connecting a network of full-service, premium lodges. That’s about to change, as San Juan Mountain Guides in Ouray, Colorado, launches the ultimate hut-to-hut tour in a stunning setting. We sent Devon O’Neil to check it out.
Our guru weighs in on the ethics of defacing a man-made blight
The grandeur of the Great Salt Lake stopped Brigham Young in his tracks and inspired John Muir to jump in for a swim. Yet now it’s in danger of disappearing, sucked dry by agriculture, climate change, and suburban lawns. Many Utahns would just as soon pave it, but as Bill Gifford learned during a yearlong exploration, there’s beauty and natural splendor here that deserves to live on.
We’ve got your next car-based ski vacation dialed, complete with worthy detours and the best powder stashes
President Biden just restored the national monument’s boundaries. Now it’s time for deeper healing and restorative justice for the region’s Indigenous people.
The interstate competition for Outdoor Retailer's next contract is heating up
Kona? Out. St. George? In. Instead of the Big Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, triathlon’s Big Show will take place in southwestern Utah.
The access gate atop the Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift offered some of the easiest access to sidecountry terrain, which the resort argued was a big part of the problem
Moab isn’t the only place to go. Explorer and professional skier Kalen Thorien shares her intel on how to find adventures off the beaten path.
On the last day of this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer event, we sat down with Show Director Marisa Nicholson to discuss how it went, what’s in store for January's Snow Show, and whether OR will move out of Denver in 2023
Fifteen riders and five alternates have been selected to compete in the 20th year of the big-mountain freeride competition in Virgin, Utah
If you couldn't attend The Big Gear Show in Utah today, we have you covered. Here's everything you missed from the show floor—retailer and exhibitor feedback, special events, brand updates, and more.
On a backpacking trip through Utah’s Buckskin Gulch with ultralight gear legend Glen Van Peski, our writer learns about the Crotch Pot, an Oscar-winning actor’s anti-snoring technique, and that there’s a whole lot of shit you don’t need when you’re on the trail 1,000 miles from home
A shortage of places to camp is hurting the environment and limiting diversity in the outdoors. But there are some innovative solutions on the table.
From Maine to Alaska, we’ve done all the research for you to camp in style while visiting America’s best idea this summer
The wild canyons and mountains of southern Utah have been around for over 2.6 billion years, and we want to protect them for a few billion more. This effort is known as Forever Mighty.
Expert recommendations for extended adventuring around each of southern Utah's Mighty 5 national parks
Utah’s national parks are iconic, but they’re just the tip of the adventure iceberg
Outdoor adventure is everywhere and southern Utah is making it accessible for all to experience
Ready to dive into some of the most rich culture in the United States?
Professional intel on the best crowd-free stargazing in one of the world's best night sky destinations
Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge or a cozy canvas tent minutes from Lake Powell, there’s something for everyone at these newly opened stays
Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.
It provides climbing and descending performance in equal parts
This 76,000-acre wonderland is less a park and more a sandstone sculpture garden of sunset-hued arches and domes that look like they were carved by some alien magic. Here’s how to outsmart the crowds.
With the stroke of a pen, the secretary of the interior just undid most of Trump’s harmful energy policies
A climber who installed routes over federally protected Native carvings has ignited a controversy online, death threats included
Where to snag late-season deals, uncrowded slopes, and good-quality snow well into April
Permits, education, and increased fees are all on the table as possible solutions
What I learned about love, loss, and landscape over two decades of living in a 1961 Artcraft mobile home in the Utah desert
Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season
An avalanche is every backcountry adventurer’s worst nightmare. Know what to do with your beacon in case the worst happens.
From cabins to cliff dwellings, here's where to post up close to two of southern Utah's best national parks
Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds
The online retailer will expand the size of its physical retail footprint with two new shops in Utah and Colorado
Union members at Stevens Pass and Park City Mountain Resort want better wages and working conditions but say their parent company has dragged its feet in negotiations. If they still can't get to the bargaining table, could a strike shut down the two ski areas?
These 11 beloved destinations make for ideal cold-weather trips, from soaking in hot springs at Big Bend to cross-country skiing at Rocky Mountain
Don't let cold weather stop you from exploring. These eight trails in some of our favorite national parks may be even better in the winter.
In the spell of a week, a mysterious monolith appeared in the Utah desert and was subsequently removed by some slackline bros. The saga has raised more questions than answers.
After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown.
Pitch a tent on these beach or desert campgrounds
Kyle Burgess was on a trail run when he came upon a protective mama mountain lion. Using his phone, he filmed her as she escorted him away from her cubs for six terrifying minutes. He had no idea he’d just shot internet gold.
Armenians and Turks have a long and hostile history that includes a genocide. On a cross-country journey in 2006, two young cyclists formed a bond that bridged this fraught past.
This hybrid survival-outdoor store opened its doors in the middle of a global pandemic. The timing might have been perfect
Between coronavirus and the national push for social justice, the world has changed—and the outdoor industry along with it. Focusing solely on retail doesn’t cut it anymore
From far-flung mesas to rainy weather, our travel columnist managed to avoid the bustle at one of the Utah's most popular hiking destinations. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 15th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.
View the park's stunning sandstone sculptures. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 13th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.
Seek out slot canyons and sandstone cliffs at this lesser known park in Utah. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 12th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.
Some bucket-list adventures require securing a wilderness permit months or even years out. Here’s how to book the most coveted ones in the country.
Electric vehicles are becoming popular among the environmentally conscious, but are they realistic for road trips to more remote destinations? I took my Tesla to Utah to find out.
The female-focused online retailer has decided to close up shop
'This Land' profiles runner Faith Briggs as she traverses 150 miles through three national monuments
With his leg stuck and temperatures dropping, one hiker thought he'd never get out of a remote Utah canyon alive
The latest video from Sweetgrass Productions profiles the ski patrollers keeping the harrowing slopes of Alta, Utah, safe for the masses
The professional skier and activist on her most beloved spots in and out of bounds
'Uinta-Wasatch-Cache' highlights the beauty and recreation that the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northeast Utah has to offer
First Bears Ears, now Slickrock. Why should we trade high-value recreation for low-value extraction in Utah's mountain-bike mecca?
As red-rock meccas like Moab, Zion, and Arches become overrun with visitors, our writer wonders if Utah's celebrated Mighty Five ad campaign worked too well—and who gets to decide when a destination is "at capacity."
With collective mega-passes, more direct flights, and super-dialed snow forecasts, it’s never been a better time to plan a destination ski trip. Our up-to-date guide has you covered for packing the most into a weekend getaway.
Don't worry, this tale has a happy ending
Of Utah's five national parks, Zion stands out for its geological wonders, a place where water and sand meet to form arguably the most dramatic landscape in the country. Here's our primer on how to see it all, from big hits like Zion Canyon and the Narrows to the gems many visitors overlook.
Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports
The six most doable ski descents in North America, according to pro skier Cody Townsend and ski mountaineer Noah Howell
You don't have to spend a fortune to take a ski trip this winter. Here's how to save money while hitting the slopes.